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Soundie - Lamp Of Memory

Published 1944
Topics soundie

directed by Reginald LeBorg, stars Yvonne DeCarlo

Audio/Visual sound, b&w


Reviewer: The Original Larry - - July 27, 2007
Subject: Great Early Music Video!
Here's a toast to an original!
Reviewer: kingacres - - March 21, 2007
Subject: Yvonne Dances and Sings!
I wonder if her voice was dubbed?

I'm rating the soundie differently than I would if it were not an artifact of the 40's.

It's approach to music and sex is so dreamie and naive that it would be considered impossibly corny in our time, something to deride and snicker.

But there is something sweet about the song, the the singer and the sex which is wholesome without compromising the fantasy that Yvonne evokes as she is lying in bed, in a night gown, her breasts swelling gently in the night.
I guess the raunchy, let-it-all-hang-out, attitude that prevails in our time has its good points but this kind of presentation was not bad if one can put his cultural assumptions on the shelf for just a little while.

Yvonne. I wonder how things worked out for her?

Tell you what, I just looked. The sultry, latin looking star was a Canadian, born Peggy Yvonne Middleton who was a quarter Sicilian. She made at least a 100 films, married a stuntman who got busted up in 1962, and went to work making "The Munsters" to help pay for her husband's injury related bills. The game, journeyman star passed away just a few weeks ago at the age of 85.

So, let's raise a glass to Yvonne and think of her as 18, dancing on Heaven's clouds and driving all the boy angels crazy.

(Is their sex in Heaven? I sure hope so. Eternity is a long time.)
Reviewer: stefnewage - - March 7, 2007
Subject: censorship
you claim to have universal access to human knowledge but you have removed the page /bbc200109111654-1736

you should explain to your readers why you have done this as ppl have a right to know what you don't want them too see !!

this is what they don't want you too see
Reviewer: ERD - - May 4, 2006
Subject: Enjoyable
Entertaining number with a young Yvonne DeCarlo.
Reviewer: dynayellow - - September 7, 2003
Subject: Lilly!
Yvonne sings and dances her way into your heart with this Latin music "video." Quite a saucy little number... and the song's good, too!
Reviewer: Spuzz - - June 15, 2003
Subject: Before the Munsters..
Yvonne DiCarlo, (or Lily Munster for all of you couch potatoes) was quite a good singer dancer, as this short proves. Lamp of Memory is a nice little song, with a latin beat, Dicarlo falls asleep and dreams of dancing with a beautiful latin man (don't we all?) and soon wakes up. Bad edit comes as she concludes the song. This was a fun little soundie..
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